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Determining egg infertility

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken coop scoop, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. chicken coop scoop

    chicken coop scoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently ordered 48 eggs on eBay and I had a terrible hatch rate of about 25%. So I opened the eggs that didn't hatch on day 24 to see what went wrong and 27 off the 48 total had just yoke inside. Does this mean they are infertile and that I was sent bad eggs?
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If no development at all they probably weren't fertile OR they were tossed around too much in shipment. If the white spot on the yolk looks like a bulls eye or a doughnut then it was fertile. If it's just a misshapen white spot then it wasn't fertile.
     
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    chicken coop scoop Out Of The Brooder

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    So should I ask for a refund on the "infertile" eggs or is there a good possibility that they were undeveloped due to shipping. I don't want to ask for a refund on the undeveloped eggs if it wasn't his fault. I opened them about a week ago and didn't check for a bullseye or doughnut in the yolk. I just assumed they were infertile since they were completely undeveloped.
     
  4. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could contact the seller and see what they say. Just don't be surprised if they say too bad.
     
  5. chicken coop scoop

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    Okay, thank you!
     

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